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Lowe's Houston Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with good pay for a summer job or something just looking to do on the side (in 849 reviews)

  • good benefits and able to advance (in 780 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours are hard for work life balance (in 279 reviews)

  • Full time personnel work long stretches with one day off (in 456 reviews)

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  1. "Lowe's employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great holiday schedules. The pay is good for a first job. They have great benefits.

    Cons

    Management can be a hit or miss.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "ASM"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Company committed to customers and communities. The company seems to be positioned to have a healthy future. Great history.

    Cons

    Ever changing environment from corporate office. Leadership seems to make knee jerk reactions that have a negative impact at Store level. Would like to see focus shifted back to engaging team members to create better moral in stores.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership skills in your VPSO and MD positions. Micromanaging leads to unhappy work environments.


  3. "Dept. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great if you are full time, good if you are part time

    Cons

    understaffed and overworked, and underappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, provide better training, stop forming cliques and choosing favorites


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  5. "Not recommended. Can be a true waste of life to be employed here."

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    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    During you're 90 days you are offered a reasonable amount of hours.
    When certain areas of the store need help it can lead to gained experience in different home improvement areas.

    Cons

    When training they will ignore the fact that you are still learning and will leave you to take care of the entire front end on your own. Hours are scattered and on more than a few occasions you will e given a ridiculously low amount of hours on a pay cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more.
    Provide more opportunity for advancement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store/Sales Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Store/Sales Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the people and helping customers love where they live. Positive environment overall and good hours. Plenty of time off when you want

    Cons

    Very loose setting. Anything goes and most associates run the store and call out all the time and don't hold accountable

    Advice to Management

    Hold associates accountable


  7. "Opportunity To Make Money With Sacrifice"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary base so garurenteed income
    Opportunity for great compensation with great sales
    Flexibility in schedule
    Healthcare, 401k and Stock Options Benefits

    Cons

    Very demanding job
    Work weekends and long hours
    Sacrifice personal life for great work performance
    Struggle with management and store associate for support
    Low base salary
    Micromanagement
    Not alot of training for starting up
    Alot of recent layoffs and change in company structure

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage and focus on training, PSI and store associates
    Support you PSI and ask them what they need
    Offer/provide your PSI with the highest base salary you can provide them
    Get store associates excited and involved with the process


  8. "I got paid as a cashier while asked to do everything else"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in League City, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in League City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was opportunity to move around and experience other areas. I felt management recognized my potential and ability to learned

    Cons

    I was constantly asked to do more than my job description but when I asked for pay, the dragged their feet hoping I'd forget, and when I mentioned it again, they gave my jobs to other people without telling me.

    Advice to Management

    Show you value your employees but not only acknowledging what they're doing but pay them as well.


  9. "Life at Lowe's"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits great co workers

    Cons

    company has changed and does not value its employees as much as the stock holders

    Advice to Management

    if the management likes you.


  10. "Unreliable Employment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The home improvement industry is challenging.

    Cons

    Managers have little desire to improve conditions. Many of the managers are under trained and stay because they are not likely to find a better job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Looks promising at first....but beware."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are like family, good benefits. Seems to be a stable company, at least for now. Good part time benefits.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and sketchy at best. Too many directives from too many people resulting in unclear expectations and utter confusion. Training is nonexistent yet employees are expected to know their position as well as that of others. This company does NOT treat its employees well.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and train your managers to communicate and treat employees with respect.


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